Saturday, March 22, 2014

7 Days to Skinny Jeans

The losing weight plans simply don't work for you? I just know that this is the case for me:  I begin my very personal schedule enthusiastically and after a few days I decide  that there's no point in struggling to be slimmer, that I'm not fat and I should be happy with how I look...  But then I feel so guily: if at some point I felt it was necessary to become a bit fitter, why not stick to the plan?!

Of course, everybody is happier when they exercise and respect a healthy eating schedule, but how does this work for us, the lazy and unmotivated?

       First of all

Before talking about exercise and recipes,  it's important to start off by getting a focused deal:  like, fitting into those skinny jeans; a smaller dress or a blouse could be as well a target. 

Then,  to make sure that your goal is visible, write it down and  hang it somewhere where you can see it everyday: on the mirror, on the top of your desk, on the calendar...  It is vital that you remain on the right track and not lose sight of your goal.

      Next, The Rules

·         Commit. Keep your eyes on the prize and if possible, find a friend. It’s always easier when you don't do things on your ow!
·         Drink lots of water! At least 8-10 glasses a day. 
·         Pick one exercise to do every day (save one day for rest).
·         Pick one meal from each category for each day.
·         Pick one snack for each day.
·         Avoid soda, sugary baked goods, and processed foods all together. Think of it as a junk food cleanse.

Breakfast Options

·         Smoothies
·         Non-fat Greek yogurt topped with walnuts, a handful of berries (or sliced banana) and raisins
·         Oats topped with bananas
·         1 omelet muffin with salsa
·         Omelet with spinach, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese
·         One slice of toast with two hard-boiled eggs and a side of grapefruit or pineapple

Lunch Options

·         Salmon Salad
·         Grilled chicken or white fish served with a side of steamed vegetables
·         Chicken salad sandwich
·         Chicken vegetable soup
·         Apricot Chicken and steamed broccoli
·         Spinach
·         Fresh Salad (grated carrots, parsnip, apple with yoghurt as dressing seasoned with sunflower seeds)
·         Pizza bites and a small side salad
·         Baked pesto chicken with a small salad
·         Veggie Stir Fry
·         Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna

        Snack Options

·         1 cup Greek yogurt with ½ cup strawberries
·         ½ avocado with a handful of sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon of honey
·         ½ cup of bran cereal with almond milk and a few berries
·         Grapefruit
·         A few Olives

       Exercise Options

·         30 minutes of  running, swimming, step aerobics...
·         1 hour of Aerobics
·         Circuit: 100 jumping jacks, 20 crunches, 20 squats, 10 push ups, 25 bench dips (you can do this using a chair), 60 second wall sit, 60 second plank (repeat two times)
·         1 hour hike

This could be the hardest part if you are sedentary person as I am, but take it as a challenge, get out of your comfort zone and the results will be worth the effort!


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  2. I nominated you for the Leibster Award as i love your blog. Enjoy xx

  3. This is a very informative post. I agree. The goal should truly be to stay fit and healthy. Good luck!
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  4. This sounds really healthy and a good way of losing weight rather than completely starving yourself! want to follow each other on bloglovin?


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